Yeah, that sounds strange, but it’s easy. I have no problems using the command line, but I am also happy that I don’t have to, on my PowerBook (with Mac OS X of course). I am using the Mac now for about a year and I have to say I can’t complain. In doing things that are supposed to be easier, and did cost me a lot of time to do on my Linux machine I used before, it really fullfilled my expectations. But still there are some things that need some work, or that I don’t understand yet.
Ok, but I wanted to write about burning a CD from the command line.
hdiutil burn myIsoFile.iso
On Macworld’s “Unix Tip of the Month” I found this article.
I downloaded the latest knoppix, just to let a friend “look” at a computer, without the need to install an OS. And I downloaded it of course on my Mac. The iso file was on my HD, now it should be easy to simply burn a CD using the iso image … I thought it was. But this seems one of the things where I was not 100% compatible to my Mac. I was looking for it but didn’t find the right tool, which burns the CD using the given iso image. Until I came across the above command - lucky me :-). I also had the impression that it was much faster than using the finder to do it, but that might also be because the iso image didn’t have to be built.